Robotics

The future of robotics in healthcare

The idea of robots used in surgical procedures may still seem futuristic. But in reality, this type of technology has been in place in operating rooms for a number of years. 

3 min
Published on January 27, 2021

In this episode, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Tejas Patel, Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He is internationally recognized as one of the world’s pioneers of the transradial approach in coronary angiography and is a long-time advocate for the use of robotics in healthcare.


Tejas Patel is a thoughtleader in using robotic technology in cardiac interventions. Telerobotic assistance was first introduced at his hospital in Gujarat, India, back in 2017. By 2018, he had made international headlines after performing the world's first in-human robotic heart surgery.

Throughout the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, robotic technology has provided a safety advantage for healthcare professionals, allowing them to perform surgical procedures without risking exposure.

So, dive in and hear about the advantages and long-term potential of robotics in healthcare, learn how the issue of cybersecurity is being addressed, and discover how innovative remote surgery is performed.

Christoph Zindel

“Remote robotic heart surgery can help to serve patients in rural areas or by protecting them and medical professionals in case of a pandemic.”, says Christoph Zindel, M.D. 

The Future of Robotics in Healthcare with Dr. Tejas Patel, MD, DM, FACC, FESC, FSCAI, FCSI | Christoph Zindel
31 min
When we think of robots being used in surgical procedures, the concept may seem futuristic. But in reality, this type of technology has been in place for a number of years, especially in operating rooms occupied by doctors who have been personally interested in exploring the possibilities and benefits of robotic assistance.